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There is no elder care system in California, and the options are particularly dire for families... more »
posted 12/03/21
"COVID-19 has laid bare the inequities and pitfalls in the current patchwork of care options for... more »
posted 04/12/21

Emily DeRuy's Work

Four families share how the pandemic changed their care plans during an "emotionally horrifying" year.
Experts urge people to think now about the type of care they want in the future.
Emily DeRuy reported this story while participating in the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2021 California Fellowship. Other work by her includes: COVID forced Bay Area families to make agonizing elder-care decisions. Is there a fix? Getting older doesn’t have to be scary. Things to con